John M. Herrmann II Esq.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Herrmann, II, John M.

John Herrmann is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Herrmann returned to the firm's International Trade and Customs practice in May 2009, following five years of service in the administration of President George W. Bush, including three and a half years at the White House on the National Security Council staff. Mr. Herrmann most recently served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Trade, Energy, and Environment. Inthat position, he was responsible for advising the President on international trade and investment issues, as well as international aspects of energy and environmental policy.

During his time at the White House, Mr. Herrmann’s work on key issues included: the WTO Doha Round negotiations; efforts to conclude and secure Congressional approval of free trade agreements; overseeing activities of the President’s Interagency Working Group on Import Safety; representing the National Security Council at meetings of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); export control and sanctions issues; preparing for meetings of the cabinet-level U.S.-E.U. Transatlantic Economic Council, the U.S.-India Economic Dialogue and CEO Forum, and the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue; and preparing for the November 2008 G-20 financial summit. Mr. Herrmann was also one of a handful of senior National Security Council staff asked to carry-over with the administration of President Barack H. Obama to assist on transition activities.

He earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mr. Herrmann is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 28-5th, Foreign Unfair Competition: Practice and Procedure.  This portfolio volume identifies unfair trade practices and statutory remedies that address those practices. It includes analysis and explanation of extensive changes in those remedies effected by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. It examines the countervailing duty, antidumping, and injurious import provisions incorporated into the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended through 1998, as well as the retaliatory action, import relief and adjustment assistance, and relief from communist disruption sections of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended through 1998.